I love unique bags and since I'm also a thrifty gal, this means I usually make them for myself. The prices of whimsical handbags these days just stuns me. Today's bag is one I've been carrying around for a while, but I still haven't shown. This little purse deserves it's moment in the blog sun, so today I'm revealing my Sweet Beats Handbag.
I actually designed the bag around the fabric I used (Musical Instruments from Timeless Treasures). I really loved the retro vibe & bright colors and thought a vintage-style shape would go perfectly with it. A sort of a beatnik/old school camera bag feel.
And so it could keep it's curvy shape (and be padded enough to really carry my camera too), I stabilized it with a mid-weight fusible interfacing and a fusible fleece. I also added some metal feet to it so the bottom would stay nice and it would look cute sitting down.
I don't have a tutorial for it because it's got so many curvy pieces. It would really require full-on pattern drafting and more than my usual handful of photos to show how to put it together. I may offer a pattern for it at some point though. It's become one of my favorite bags.
The best part is even when I'm dressed down, this bag gives me a stylish look. And believe me, when you've got 3 kids wearing you down all day, you need all the extra style you can get!
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